Jessi Colter

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Jessi Colter

American country music artist who is best known for her collaboration with her husband, country singer and songwriter Waylon Jennings and for her 1975 country-pop crossover hit [GUI]I'm Not Lisa[GUI] add

Category: Music

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (76%), United Kingdom (12%), Canada (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Waylon Jennings, Tony Joe White, Emmylou Harris

Linked to: Capitol Records, Mesa High School




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Jessi Colter was born in 1947 add something


Ken Mansfield - Since the 1960s, Mansfield has been associated with an array of notable performers including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Don Ho, the Imperials, Tompall Glaser, Harry Nilsson, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Lou Rawls, Andy Williams, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eric Burdon, Badfinger, Ray Stevens, Jackie Lomax, The Four Freshmen, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, David Cassidy, Nick Gilder, Claudine Longet and Jessi Colter


They were married in 1962, in Las Vegas, settling in Los Angeles add something


Duane Eddy - He married singer Jessi Colter in 1962 and that same year he signed a three-year contract with Paul Anka's production company, Camy, whose recordings were issued on the RCA Victor label


In 1968, Eddy and Colter separated, divorcing later that year add something


In 1969 she met and married Waylon Jennings add something


Waylon Jennings - He married for the fourth and final time in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 26, 1969 to Jessi Colter


After meeting her future husband, Colter pursued a career in country music, releasing her first studio LP in 1970, "A Country Star is Born add something


In 1970, Jennings and Colter sang duet on two Top 40 country chart hits which helped Colter gain a recording contract with RCA Records the same year add something


Suspicious Minds - Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter recorded the song for RCA in 1970


Top Country Albums - " Both albums were as successful as Colter's 1975 album, both debuting at No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart add something


In 1975, Colter was signed with Capitol Records add something


The single's B-side, "You Ain't Never Been Loved " charted among the Top Pop 100 in 1975 add something


In 1976, Colter released her second and third Capitol studio albums, "Jessi" and "Diamond in the Rough add something


The lead single from her "Jessi" album, "It's Morning " was a Top 15 country hit in 1976 add something


For the remainder of the decade, Colter toured with her husband Waylon Jennings and released her studio album, "Miriam" in 1977 add something


In the early 1980s, Colter and Jennings nearly divorced due to his addictions to drugs and other forms of substance abuse add something


Stevie Nicks wrote the title track of the album, however after receiving word that Colter and Jennings might divorce, released her own version of the song as a duet with Don Henley, which peaked at No. 6 on Pop chart, in 1981 add something


Also in 1981 Colter released her final studio album on Capitol records, "Ridin' Shotgun,", which spawned Colter's last charting single on the country charts, "Holdin' on add something


In 1981, Colter and her husband returned to release a duet album entitled, "Leather and Lace" add something


She released in album in 1984 on the Triad label titled, "Rock and Roll Lullaby," produced by Chips Moman add something


In 2000, Colter performed on Jenning's live album "Never Say Die", released two years before his death in 2002, when he was sixty-four years old add something


Tony Joe White - The critically acclaimed "The Beginning" appeared on Swamp Records in 2001, followed by "Heroines", featuring several duets with female vocalists including Jessi Colter, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Michelle White, on Sanctuary in 2004, and a live Austin City Limits concert, "Live from Austin, TX", on New West Records in 2006


However, they remained together until Jennings' death in 2002 add something


Zimmerman, Keith and Kent , "The Very Best of Jessi Colter, retrieved 8-8-08 The song was Colter's breakthrough single, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Pop Chart, becoming a crossover hit in 1975 add something


Carson Whitsett - He played on several Tony Joe White albums including "The Heroines" in 2004 with singers Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne, Jessi Colter, and Emmylou Harris and 2006's "Uncovered", which featured guest appearances by Eric Clapton, J. J. Cale, Michael McDonald, Mark Knopfler, and Waylon Jennings in one of his last performances


The album was given many positive reviews, including Allmusic, which gave the album four out of five stars in 2006 add something


In 2007, Colter recorded a duet version of her 1975 hit, "I'm Not Lisa" with Deana Carter on her 2007 album, "The Chain add something


Erika Jo - A second single from the album, a cover of the Jessi Colter hit, "I'm Not Lisa", failed to chart, and she was dropped from Universal South in 2007


On April 11, 2017, Colter released a tell-all memoir titled "An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith That Brought Me Home" add something


Jan Howard - In 2017, Howard, alongside Jessi Colter, appeared on Jeannie Seely's album Written In Song, singing on the track "We're Still Hangin' In There Ain't We Jessi"